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Video Contest


The Southern Interscholastic Press Association is a not-for-profit organization of middle and high school journalism programs. We educate students and advisers on journalism standards, support publications and programs and promote journalistic values and freedoms in classrooms throughout the Southeast.


Endowment technology grant application

Each year, the SIPA endowment awards a $500 technology grant to a member that needs hardware or software technology for its program. Apply for the 2016 grant by May 5.

Carolina Journalism Institute application

Come to CJI 2016 June 15-18 to produce written and visual content for all media platforms and connect with other students and advisers in the Southeast. Apply to attend CJI by May 15. Space is limited to 75 people.

Summer opportunity for rising juniors and seniors

Rising juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the Baldwin Pre-Collegiate Fellowship in Business and Investigative Journalism. Applications are due May 15. Ten students will be selected as fellows and will receive full tuition, room and board. The Fellowship will take place at the same time as CJI - June 15-18 in Columbia, S.C.

Convention awards

Miss the convention? Find out who won writing contest, visual contest and onsite competition awards at the 2016 convention.

SIPA membership renewal

Renew your SIPA membership for this school year. Even if you have a lifetime membership, you need to update your school and evaluative information.

SIPA 2015-2016 Calendar

Make sure to download (pdf) the SIPA and SCSPA calendar for the new school year.